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[Ireland] ‘Inadequate’ aid to help expectant mums quit smoking

Services in maternity hospitals to persuade women to stop smoking during their pregnancy have been described as “inadequate”. An audit of smoking cessation services at the country’s 19 maternity units by medical researchers found wide variations in pra
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 1, 2017 18:33
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Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

A new study links gum disease with an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked... Breast cancer, lung cancer and gallbladder cancer were linked with higher risk among women who smoked and had gum di
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 1, 2017 16:28
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[Oregon] Bureaucrat’s women-only smoking ban ruffles feathers in 1967

A brave man (Editorial) The bureaucrat in Salem who banned smoking on the job for some 25 female employees of the Oregon State Board of Control may deserve some sort of recognition for bravery....is clearly in a battle he has little chance of winning.
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jul 31, 2017 13:04
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[UK] Pregnant women could be offered up to £300 in shopping vouchers if they quit smoking

Mums-to-be in Greater Manchester are being offered shopping vouchers as a reward for quitting smoking during their pregnancies
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Jul 28, 2017 14:57
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[Australia] Makeup giant Napoleon Perdis under fire for 'glamourising' smoking by displaying advertisement showing a woman lighting another woman's cigarette

'This piece of advertising is incredibly irresponsible and disappointing to see from an Australian company,' Professor Currow ... 'It's time that brands, celebrities and social media influencers recognise that by promoting smoking as cool, they are riskin
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 28, 2017 14:47
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Predictors of postpartum return to smoking: a systematic review

Finding effective ways to help pregnant women quit smoking and remain abstinent is a major public health issue. Approximately half of UK women who smoke attempt cessation after conception; unfortunately, up to 75% return to smoking within 12 months postp
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 27, 2017 06:46
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BRILL/SATEL/VEUGER: HANDS OFF E-CIGARETTES. WHY MORE REGULATIONS MAKE NO SENSE

In a recent JAMA Pediatrics article...it is certainly not clear that more vaping has any causal effect on smoking among youth, as Soneji and his co-authors imply but do not demonstrate. Moreover, the type of analyses reported in JAMA Pediatrics fails to
Newsweek
added Jul 26, 2017 19:20
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking and secondhand smoke exposure and prevalence of depressive symptoms during pregnancy in Japan: baseline data from the Kyushu Okinawa Maternal and Child Health Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Former and current smoking, 3.0 or more pack-years of smoking, and current SHS exposure at home may be positively associated with depressive symptoms during pregnancy.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 26, 2017 17:16
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[UK] British women have shorter lifespans and the second worst life expectancy in Europe because of heavy smoking and hard drinking, experts say

Female life expectancy in the UK is three years less than in Spain and worse than in poorer countries such as Slovenia and recession-hit Greece, according to a report from Public Health England. Only Denmark has a worse record. Last night, experts warne
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 15:55
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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2016 National Health Interview Survey (PDF)

. The percentage of current cigarette smokers was higher for men (17.8%) than for women (13.9%). . The percentage of former cigarette smokers was higher for men (26.1%) than for women (18.8%). . The percentage of those who had never smoked cigarettes w
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jul 23, 2017 14:40
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